So excited to be continuing the Jake Boulder series!
Thanks to Bloodhound Books for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
DIE COLD – Graham Smith (out now!)
Boulder is back.
Jake Boulder is working as a bartender, at an exclusive Vermont ski resort on New Year’s Eve, when armed terrorists hold up the lodge and take the guests hostage.
Trapped with the other hostages, Boulder watches in horror as the female terrorist leader disfigures a singer to make her point. He wants to fight back, but is unarmed and being held at gunpoint.
When Boulder finds a way to escape from the terrorists he searches for a way to raise the alarm. After he discovers the terrorists plan to leave no witnesses to their crime, he knows he has a race against time to save as many innocent people as he can…
But will Boulder be the reluctant hero and save the day?
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
This is the fourth installment in the Jake Boulder series! I’m always impressed with the books in this series and how they seem to improve as the series progresses. I would highly recommend picking up the other books in this crime series in order to really get a feel for Jake Boulder.
I couldn’t believe how quickly this book picked up. Terrorist taking over the hotel immediately and chaos ensues. This is a high-tension thriller with plenty to keep you fully absorbed. I loved the strong female leads in this novel, Sharon and Hannah, both are a force to be reckoned with but on opposite sides of the hostage situation. Sharon is strong willed and will do anything to help Boulder and the other hostages get away safely. Meanwhile, Hannah is one of the terrorists and makes a truly cold and calculating antagonist.
As expected, there’s some violence and gore in this thriller, including torture. So that’s something to keep in mind before diving into this book and the series. Overall, if you’re looking for a thriller that grabs you and doesn’t let go, then you need to check out Jake Boulder! I hope there’s more to come in this series.
About the Author:
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has six books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and four novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, ten attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
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